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Complicating Redlining

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On September 22, 2021
Very interesting piece on how the story we tell about redlining and postwar housing loans is a bit more complicated than previously discussed. But new research shows that the maps very probably did not guide private lenders or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which clearly engaged in racist lending practices all on their own. The […]
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We talked about this history a few days ago. And then there’s this story, which is actually pretty amazing. Since she moved back home to Tremé almost a decade ago, Amy Stelly has waged a campaign for the removal of a highway that cuts through her New Orleans neighborhood. She struggled to get support from […]
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A reader asked if I’d discuss the 1952 film produced by General Electric, Going Places, which makes the argument for public transportation. I found it just kind of an odd document. It certainly makes the case for public transportation strongly enough, but at the precise time when every level of government, not to mention consumer […]
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